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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cumberland County'''
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Guide to '''Cumberland County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| building address = '''Cumberland County Courthouse'''<br>140 Courthouse Square<br>Toledo, Illinois 62468<br>(217) 849-2631<br>[http://www.cumberlandco.org '''Cumberland County Website''']
 
| building address = '''Cumberland County Courthouse'''<br>140 Courthouse Square<br>Toledo, Illinois 62468<br>(217) 849-2631<br>[http://www.cumberlandco.org '''Cumberland County Website''']
 
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cumberland County'''
 
  
 
== County Organization  ==
 
== County Organization  ==
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Cumberland County are kept, see the [[Cumberland County, Illinois Courthouse|Cumberland County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Cumberland County are kept, see the [[Cumberland County, Illinois Courthouse|Cumberland County Courthouse]] page.  
  
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information.<br><br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=707 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online resources:
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/cumberland.htm Cumberland Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''
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| Find A Grave &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& national search]&nbsp;&#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=707 county list]
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| [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-mz/cumberland.html Cemetery Location Project<br>(Illinois State Genealogical Society)]
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+cumberland+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/cumberland.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6048&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]
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==== State  ====
 
==== State  ====
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''1843–1972''' Lacey, Ruth and Walter. ''History of Long Point Circuit and Long Point Chapel, Cumberland County, 1843-1972: Long Point Chapel of Union Township NW1/4, Section 24, T1ON, Range 10E; Long Point Cemetery of Union Township.'' Greenup, Illinois&nbsp;: Cumberland County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1972. {{WorldCat|21083384|disp=At other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|745304|item|disp=FHL book 977.373 K2L}}
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information.  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard124.pdf] for more information.
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:*[No land and property record holdings noted in [http://apps.ilsos.gov/archivalrepositories/details.do?seq_number=355 IRAD-EIU]&nbsp;Cumberland&nbsp;County Listing.] Search for&nbsp;Cumberland&nbsp;County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|Information about how to use IRAD]]
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:*'''Family Maps.'''&nbsp; Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Cumberland County, Illinois.''&nbsp; Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Pub. Co., c2006. {{Worldcat|70998883}}{{FHL|1345396|item|disp=FHL Book 977.373 E7b}}
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'''Online Resources'''
  
 
:*'''1796-1907 - '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 ''U.S General Land Office Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)  
 
:*'''1796-1907 - '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 ''U.S General Land Office Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)  
:*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 ''Illinois Public Land Purchase Records'' ]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)
 
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)  
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/cumberland_map.html Cumberland County Federal Township Plats]  
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:*[lhttp://landplats.ilsos.net/Cumberland.html Cumberland County Federal Township Plats]  
 
:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois]  
 
:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois]  
:*'''1800s – Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records, including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a researcher establish location and lead to National Archives’ records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are at the National Archives.  
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:*'''1800s – Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records, including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a researcher establish location and lead to National Archives’ records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are at the National Archives.
:*[No land and property record holdings noted in [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]&nbsp;Cumberland&nbsp;County Listing.] Search for&nbsp;Cumberland&nbsp;County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|Information about how to use IRAD]]
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:*'''Family Maps.'''&nbsp; Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Cumberland County, Illinois.''&nbsp; Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Pub. Co., c2006. {{Worldcat|70998883}}{{FHL|1345396|item|disp=FHL Book 977.373 E7b}}
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/cumberland_map.html Cumberland County Federal Township Plats]
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[[Image:Ilcumberland.jpg|600px]]
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:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/Cumberland.html Cumberland County Federal Township Plats]  
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:*[http://cumberland.ilgw.org/plat1a.htm USGenWeb], Cumberland County, Illinois (ILGenWeb), plat map
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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Civil War service men from Cumberland County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Cumberland County.  
 
Civil War service men from Cumberland County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Cumberland County.  
  
:- [[21st_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry|21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
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:- [[5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies A and I.
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:- [[21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
 
:- [[59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
:- [[97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B and D.
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:- [[97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B and D.
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:- [[123rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|123rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company I.
  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/cumberland/1862militiaroll.html Illinois Trails History and Genealogy]. 1862-1863 military census of males aged 18 to 45 in various towns of Cumberland County, who were eligible for Civil War military duty (accessed 2 Jun 2011).
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/cumberland/1862militiaroll.html Illinois Trails History and Genealogy]. 1862-1863 military census of males aged 18 to 45 in various towns of Cumberland County, who were eligible for Civil War military duty (accessed 2 Jun 2011).
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=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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'''Toledo Democrat'''<br>802 Court House Square<br>P.O. Box 7<br>Toledo, IL 62468<br>(217) 849-2000<br><br>'''Greenup Press'''<br>104 W. Cumberland St.<br>P.O. Box 127<br>Greenup, IL 62428<br>(217) 923-3704<br><br>'''Neoga News'''<br>577 Chestnut Ave.<br>P.O. Box 250<br>Neoga, IL 62447<br>(217) 895-2234 <br>
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Cumberland County are kept, see the [[Cumberland County, Illinois Courthouse|Cumberland County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Cumberland County are kept, see the [[Cumberland County, Illinois Courthouse|Cumberland County Courthouse]] page.  
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There are over 4500&nbsp;[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide which serve as&nbsp;branch facilities&nbsp;of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp;&nbsp;Volunteers provide research assistance to&nbsp;help patrons identify their ancestors.&nbsp;&nbsp;Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at&nbsp;a nominal cost.&nbsp;&nbsp;Locate&nbsp;your nearest Family History Center<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313427430247_409" /> at the&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] website.&nbsp; Call&nbsp;ahead to verify operating hours.&nbsp; All are welcome.<br><br>The following centers are accessible to residents of Cumberland County, Illinois:  
 
There are over 4500&nbsp;[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide which serve as&nbsp;branch facilities&nbsp;of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp;&nbsp;Volunteers provide research assistance to&nbsp;help patrons identify their ancestors.&nbsp;&nbsp;Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at&nbsp;a nominal cost.&nbsp;&nbsp;Locate&nbsp;your nearest Family History Center<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313427430247_409" /> at the&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] website.&nbsp; Call&nbsp;ahead to verify operating hours.&nbsp; All are welcome.<br><br>The following centers are accessible to residents of Cumberland County, Illinois:  
  
'''Champaign Illinois''' '''Family History Center'''<br>604 W Windsor Rd<br>Champaign, Champaign, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-352-8063<br>Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt''<br><br>''''''Danville Illinois Family History Center&nbsp;<br>'''1941 N Bowman Ave<br>Danville, Vermilion, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-446-5887<br>Hours: Sat 9:30am-2pm<br><br>
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[[Champaign Illinois Family History Center]]<br>604 W Windsor Rd<br>Champaign, Champaign, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-352-8063<br>Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt''<br><br>''''''[[Danville Illinois Family History Center]] <br>'''1941 N Bowman Ave<br>Danville, Vermilion, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-446-5887<br>Hours: Sat 9:30am-2pm<br><br>  
  
'''Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center&nbsp;<br>'''1845 N 6 1/2 St<br>Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-234-0269<br>Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.<br>Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo school are on delays or early dismissals.<br>Attention: The Center is also available by appointment. <br><br>Please note:&nbsp;Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.
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'''[[Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center]]&nbsp;<br>'''1845 N 6 1/2 St<br>Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-234-0269<br>Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.<br>Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo school are on delays or early dismissals.<br>Attention: The Center is also available by appointment. <br><br>Please note:&nbsp;Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.  
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)&nbsp;to manage the archival records of local governments.&nbsp; Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.&nbsp; The records of Cumberland County&nbsp;come under the jurisdiction of&nbsp;the Eastern Illinois University (EIU)&nbsp;regional depository.  
 
The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)&nbsp;to manage the archival records of local governments.&nbsp; Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.&nbsp; The records of Cumberland County&nbsp;come under the jurisdiction of&nbsp;the Eastern Illinois University (EIU)&nbsp;regional depository.  
  
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]<br>Booth Library<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html Eastern Illinois University (EIU)]<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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[http://apps.ilsos.gov/archivalrepositories/details.do?seq_number=355 Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]  
  
Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.
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Eastern Illinois University<br>Booth Library<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
  
==== Public Libraries ====
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Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.
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[http://www.rr1.net/users/ourlocal/html/toledolibrary.html Sumpter Township Library]<br>Court House Square<br>P.O. Box 67<br>Toledo, IL 62468<br>(217) 849-2072 <br><br>[http://www.rr1.net/users/ourlocal/html/greenuplibrary.html Greenup Carnegie Library]<br>101 N. Mill<br>P.O. Box 275<br>Greenup, IL 62428<br>(217) 923-3616 <br><br>[http://www.rr1.net/users/ourlocal/html/neogalibrary.html Neoga District Library]<br>550 Chestnut Ave.<br>Neoga, IL 62447<br>(217) 895-3944
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]
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:*'''1790-1860 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE
 
:*'''To-1850 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2086 ''Illinois Marriages to 1850''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
 
:*'''To-1850 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2086 ''Illinois Marriages to 1850''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
:*'''1878-1888''' State Board of Health returns of marriges {{FHL|521037|item|disp=FHL Book 977.373 V2c}}
 
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]
 
 
:*'''1851-1900 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
 
:*'''1851-1900 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
:*'''1790-1860 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE
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:*'''1878-1888''' State Board of Health returns of marriages {{FHL|521037|item|disp=FHL Book 977.373 V2c}}
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] (No data&nbsp;for Cumberland County as of Aug&nbsp;2011.&nbsp;&nbsp;Check back again as records are being added.)  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] (No data&nbsp;for Cumberland County as of Aug&nbsp;2011.&nbsp;&nbsp;Check back again as records are being added.)  
 
:*'''1916–1947 '''{{RecordSearch|1438856|Deaths and Stillbirths}}  
 
:*'''1916–1947 '''{{RecordSearch|1438856|Deaths and Stillbirths}}  
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]  
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates]  
 
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== Webites  ==
 
== Webites  ==
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Databases pertinent to Cumberland County  
 
Databases pertinent to Cumberland County  
:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database] IRAD  
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:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD
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*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database] IRAD  
:*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD  
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Cumberland/ Cumberland County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://cumberland.ilgw.org/ USGenWeb Project], Cumberland County, Illinois&nbsp;
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Cumberland/ Cumberland County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/cumberland/ Genealogy Trails], Cumberland County, Illiniois
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 21:05, 19 August 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Cumberland County

Guide to Cumberland County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Illinois
Online Records

Coordinates: 39.27°0′N 88.24°0′W / 39.27°N 88.24°W / 39.27; -88.24

Cumberland County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Cumberland County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 2, 1843
County Seat Toledo
Courthouse
Cumberland County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Cumberland County Courthouse
140 Courthouse Square
Toledo, Illinois 62468
(217) 849-2631
Cumberland County Website

Contents

County Organization

Cumberland County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Cumberland County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1885 1880 1844 1850 1885 1884

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Cumberland County are kept, see the Cumberland County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Cumberland County is named for the Cumberland Road, which was named for the town of Cumberland, Maryland.

Boundary Changes

  • 2 March 1843: - Cumberland County was created from Coles County. [1]

Record Loss

5 November 1885: Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list Cemetery Location Project
(Illinois State Genealogical Society)
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project ePodunk

Census

For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190016,124
191014,281−11.4%
192012,858−10.0%
193010,419−19.0%
194011,69812.3%
195010,496−10.3%
19609,936−5.3%
19709,772−1.7%
198011,06213.2%
199010,670−3.5%
200011,2535.5%
IL Counties 1900-1990

State

Centennial Celebrations, etc

Church History and Records

Abstracts

  • 1843–1972 Lacey, Ruth and Walter. History of Long Point Circuit and Long Point Chapel, Cumberland County, 1843-1972: Long Point Chapel of Union Township NW1/4, Section 24, T1ON, Range 10E; Long Point Cemetery of Union Township. Greenup, Illinois : Cumberland County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1972. At other Libraries(WorldCat) FHL book 977.373 K2L

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

Land and Property

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Online Resources

Maps

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Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Cumberland County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Cumberland County.

- 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies A and I.
- 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B and D.
- 123rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I.
  • Illinois Trails History and Genealogy. 1862-1863 military census of males aged 18 to 45 in various towns of Cumberland County, who were eligible for Civil War military duty (accessed 2 Jun 2011).

Naturalization

Newspapers

Toledo Democrat
802 Court House Square
P.O. Box 7
Toledo, IL 62468
(217) 849-2000

Greenup Press
104 W. Cumberland St.
P.O. Box 127
Greenup, IL 62428
(217) 923-3704

Neoga News
577 Chestnut Ave.
P.O. Box 250
Neoga, IL 62447
(217) 895-2234

Obituaries

Probate Records

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Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Cumberland County are kept, see the Cumberland County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

There are over 4500 Family History Centers worldwide which serve as branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Volunteers provide research assistance to help patrons identify their ancestors.  Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at a nominal cost.  Locate your nearest Family History Center at the FamilySearch website.  Call ahead to verify operating hours.  All are welcome.

The following centers are accessible to residents of Cumberland County, Illinois:

Champaign Illinois Family History Center
604 W Windsor Rd
Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Phone: 217-352-8063
Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt

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Danville Illinois Family History Center
1941 N Bowman Ave
Danville, Vermilion, Illinois
Phone: 217-446-5887
Hours: Sat 9:30am-2pm

Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center 
1845 N 6 1/2 St
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
Phone: 812-234-0269
Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo school are on delays or early dismissals.
Attention: The Center is also available by appointment.

Please note: Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments.  Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.  The records of Cumberland County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Eastern Illinois University
Booth Library
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.

Libraries

Sumpter Township Library
Court House Square
P.O. Box 67
Toledo, IL 62468
(217) 849-2072

Greenup Carnegie Library
101 N. Mill
P.O. Box 275
Greenup, IL 62428
(217) 923-3616

Neoga District Library
550 Chestnut Ave.
Neoga, IL 62447
(217) 895-3944

Social Groups Online

Societies

Cumberland County Historical and Genealogical Society
216 Cumberland St. Box 582
Greenup, Illinois 62428
Phone: (217) 923-9306
E-mail: historic@rr1.net

Taxation

Vital Records

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Births

Marriages

Deaths

Webites

Databases pertinent to Cumberland County

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002